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Twitch and Amazon have announced that Amazon Prime members will now get free mobile game content along with the Twitch Prime benefits that they have already been receiving for PC and console games. The first mobile game to give members free loot will be PUBG Mobile from Tencent Games. Prime members will get the Infiltrator Jacket, Infiltrator Pants, and Infiltrator shoes to complete the Prime exclusive set. However, as the saying goes, but wait there's more. Prime members will also get the Black Magma Parachute and the new Blood Oath Karabiner 98K. The new PUBG loot is dropping on a weekly schedule. Some of the loot is permanently added to your collection, but some of it is only for 30 days of... Read more...
The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUGB) sees over 70 million average daily users in China, but even so, Tencent Holdings is yanking the game and replacing it with a more government friendly alternative called Game for Peace. Analysts believe it could generate over $1 billion annually through in-game purchases. Tencent announced the launch of Game for Peace on Weibo, where a Google translation pegs the name as Peace Elite. Whatever you want to call it, the game is not PUBG. This is a big deal for Tencent. PUBG Mobile is a big time money maker for the developer, with users having forked over more than $320 million, based on data from Sensor Tower. Nevertheless, its removal from... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the battle royale game genre has exploded in the past two years. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) kicked off the festivities, then Fortnite took the ball and ran with it. Now, a new challenger has entered the fray – Apex Legends – and has quickly amassed 50 million actives users (and counting) in just a month since it was initially released. With this in mind, eSports professionals and mainstream gamers alike are looking for any way possible to gain an advantage over the competition in these intense battle royale slugfests. It used to be that 60 fps was the holy grail for gamers looking for smooth, stutter... Read more...
For a long while, PUBG or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was the top game out there, but that success was short-lived. When Epic Games launched Fortnite, that game quickly consumed the souls of gamers and cost PUBG half its player base in short order. PUBG is normally a paid game, and players look forward to free weekends to enjoy the fun without needing to shell out cash. Now it looks like a free version of PUBG will soon be arriving for gamers. An official announcement has turned up on the website for the PUBG Lite beta test in Thailand. The website doesn't give a specific date that the PUBG Lite game will go live; it only says "soon." As for what PUBG Lite is, the website says that was designed... Read more...
Gamers looking for something new to play on their Xbox One have a special Free Play Days weekend coming up that will let you play a couple of cool games at no cost to see how you like them. Free Play Days on Xbox run from November 8-11, which is Thursday through Sunday. The two games that are free to play are PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES 2019). The best part is that players who don't have an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to play online with their friends during the event, without having to purchase the online membership. Microsoft is undoubtedly hoping that players will be so enthralled with the free online play that people will join Xbox Live... Read more...
For a long time, PUBG was the game to beat on Steam, and console gamers were very excited when the game finally landed for them to enjoy. The launch date for the early version of the game was December 2017. The game landed on the console and was popular for a while before being gutted by the much more popular and well received Fortnite -- Epic's battle royale gamer cost PUBG half of its player base. PUBG hasn't given up, and the game landed in a special bundle with the Xbox One X. All the while PUBG has been available as part of the Xbox Game Preview meaning that it wasn’t an official release. The official release has now happened with the game hitting version 1.0 and bringing... Read more...
You can rake in a boatload of money with a "free" game these days: all you need to do is look at the insane popularity and over a billion dollars in revenue that Fortnite has generated for proof. EA is one of the biggest game publishers on the planet and Battlefield is one of its biggest franchises. Battlefield V is coming, and it was confirmed in late May that the game would use a WWII setting.  One of the big questions that have been burning in the minds of gamers looking forward to Battlefield V is if the anticipated battle royale mode for the game would be free like Fortnite and PUBG. The answer to that question is an unequivocal no. EA has said that Battlefield V will have a battle... Read more...
Microsoft has announced the launch of a pair of special edition console bundles to celebrate two very popular video games. The first is the Xbox One X PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle. Microsoft says that the console celebrates the over 8 million players for PUBG since the game debuted as an exclusive for consoles in the Xbox Game Preview program. This bundle includes an Xbox One X with a 1TB HDD, Xbox wireless controller, full download of the PUBG game that is enhanced for the Xbox One X. The bundle also includes a month-long Xbox Game Pass trial and a one month trial of the Xbox Live Gold game service. The Xbox One X PUBG bundle will land later this week for $499 at most major retailers... Read more...
Fortnite is a free game and it would be easy to think that going this route would mean meager revenue for its developer. However, analytics firm Sensor Tower conducted a survey that found Fortnite was making an average of a million bucks per day on player spending. That puts a new light on the suit for copyright infringement Fortnite publisher Epic Games is facing from PUBG. Another research firm by the name of LendEDU has taken a closer look at the financial powerhouse that Fortnite has become, and conducted a survey of 1,000 players to find out some statistics on how that $1 million daily income is earned. The survey found that 68.8% of all players have spent at least some money on in-game... Read more...
It seems as though PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was all the rage last year with online gamers, then Fortnite came long to rain on its parade. With Fortnite now gathering up the lion’s share of attention from gamers these days, PUBG engagement has been cut in half since the start of 2018. Developer Bluehole is trying to address some of the complaints that may have caused some to flee the game with a new patch specific to the Xbox One platform. While there is no new content that is being delivered with this new patch, the main focus is being placed on stability and performance. With regards to stability, the developer has made further optimizations to the... Read more...
Predicting the level of success enjoyed by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, would have been very tough ahead of its launch. Who could really predict that an indie title would have three million concurrent players mere months after its launch? Since that time, the game has added two new maps, alternating modes, and more aesthetic enhancements than you can shake a frying pan at. Unfortunately for developer PUBG Corporation, the game has been on the decline ever since the start of the year, despite the team rolling out of the new maps and mechanics. The website Steam Charts shows that in January, the game hit its absolute peak concurrent players, at 3.2 million, a massive gain of 100%... Read more...
PUBG was all the rage with gamers in 2017 until the Fortnite battle royale made hit the scene and quickly began to win out in concurrent player numbers. PUBG has been working to gain back its lost popularity to outpace Fortnite, and has in the past promised better performance to lure back gamers. Now, a new map is coming to PUBG this week and it is called Sanhok. The new map is much smaller (4km x 4km) at about a fourth of the size of maps like Erangel or Miramar. PUBG says that the smaller size will make battles end a bit faster because there will still be 100 players on the small map. To improve performance on the map, far away players and vehicles aren't rendered the same way for server performance... Read more...
It's widely accepted that admitting you have a problem is the first step in overcoming it. That applies to drug and alcohol addiction, though it can hold true in other areas as well. In that regard, developer Bluehole readily admits that its widely popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, suffers from numerous performance and is vowing to fix them in future updates. "Ever since we launched the 1.0 version of PUBG earlier this year, we’ve been focused on building our team so we can invest in the game’s ongoing development[...]Although we’ve made some meaningful improvements to PUBG, we’ve fallen short in other ways. Players have rightfully called us out... Read more...
PUBG gamers that are good enough to get an invite to this summer's invitational tournament have the chance to duke it out for a prize pool worth $2 million. PUBG Corp. will be sending out invites to twenty top teams from all around the world who will gather in Berlin, Germany from July 25 through July 29 for the event. This will be the first major tournament held by PUBG Corp and is called the PUBG Global Invitational 2018. Teams will be selected for the event by qualifying for tournaments in each of the major regions including North America, Europe, and Asia. There will be separate tournaments held for gamers who like the first-person perspective and for players preferring the third person perspective.... Read more...
PUBG fans who enjoyed playing the Codename: Savage map on the Closed Experimental Server the last time it was available have another opportunity to play the new map. Savage launched again on the experimental server last night at 9 PM ET. The map will be available to play until Wednesday, April 18. Just as before you will need a beta key to access the server and try the map this time around. You can still register for beta keys here, but they are not guaranteed to be given to all who want one. If you had a beta key last time, it will still work for this round of testing. The Savage map has been changed significantly since the last round of testing. The map is now more dense than it was before,... Read more...
Normally when you think about ransomware you think about something clearly malicious such as Petya and others. You could get your files back if infected with Petya, but the hackers wanted $300 in bitcoin to do it. A new kind of ransomware, however, is making the rounds and this variant is based on the game PUBG (Player Unknown's Battlegrounds), of all things. PUBG is a battle royale style game that is played online in large multiplayer formats, and all this PUBG Ransomware wants you to do is play the game for an hour. Not so bad, right? Well, it is still ransomware. The ransomware was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam and like other ransomware attacks, PUBG Ransomware will encrypt... Read more...
Whether it's in the form of a crazy kill-streak, a last-second multiplayer victory, a hard-earned achievement, a comical death, or a whole slew of others, NVIDIA Highlights can make sure all your most incredible in-game feats are never lost. And since NVIDIA Highlights does all the work behind the scenes, you won’t need to take time away from the action to manually setup the recordings. Just focus on the game, and let the technology do the heavy lifting for you. With supported games, NVIDIA Highlights automatically captures and saves all the most critical moments through videos, screenshots, and the newly announced GIF format—made available through the newest version... Read more...
Battle royale shooters are extremely popular right now with PUBG and Fortnite leading the charge. With the booming popularity of this type of game, it will come as no surprise that a new game is stepping into the arena looking to make a name for itself. The game is called Radical Heights and it is from Boss Key Productions. The game is clearly trying to cash in on the nostalgia that is so popular right now for all things 1980s. Any child of the '80s will remember the music, video game arcades, and the awesome movies; and this game has a very '80s look to it. You can ride BMX bikes around the map pulling tricks and channeling your inner Rad. Radical Heights puts players inside a dome with a game... Read more...
When PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds first arrived last year, the game knew what it wanted to be from the get-go, and fans latched on fast. As of the time of writing, the game has thus far seen a peak of 2.26 million players on Steam today, dwarfing the #2 entry, Dota 2, with its 700K peak. Naturally, player interest is obviously going to wane over time if things are not shaken up too much, so PUBG's developers have been hard at work giving players more ways to play. Last month, the game's developer introduced Events, where on regular occasion, special modes will become available that will let players enjoy fresher experiences. One neat example happened last month: 8-person squads with the assault... Read more...
PUBG Corp has been surprisingly quiet amid so many games hitting mobile devices, PC, and consoles that focus on very similar Battle Royale modes that it made so popular. So far all that PUBG Corp has done is rail against Epic Games' Fortnite for conflict of interest. That has changed with PUBG Corp. filing suit against a couple mobile games for iOS devices that were published by NetEase. The two games named in the suit are Rules of Survival and Knives Out. The suit was filed in the Northern California U.S. District Court. Both NetEase games have up to 100 players parachuting onto an island. The battles focus on fighting within safe zones that constantly shrink while using military-grade... Read more...
PUBG gamers have a new map to look forward to that is in testing right now. That new PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds map is called Codename: Savage and it is notably different in setting and size than other maps available for the game. The Savage map is much smaller than other maps measuring in at 4km x 4km compared to the 8km x 8 km size of other maps in the game. It's also set in a tropical jungle location. PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, has said that the smaller map will give gamers a "much more intense and faster paced Battle Royale experience." The test of the map is running on a server right now that requires a key to try, but PUBG has said that hundreds of thousands of more keys are... Read more...
Last Friday mobile gamers got a surprise when PUBG Mobile launched in Canada. At the time the game launched in The Great White North, the only way for U.S. gamers to partake in the fun was to change their region and download the game. PUBG Mobile has now officially landed in the U.S. and the game is available on both Android and iOS platforms. The game is said to be an accurate and faithful reproduction of gameplay currently available on PC and console systems, and promises high-quality graphics thanks to Unreal Engine 4 along with HD audio. Perhaps the best news about PUBG Mobile is that the game is free, whereas it costs money to play on PC or console systems. If you have never played... Read more...
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